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Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception

Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception

Tomorrow’s Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception, Russia’s most exclusive tourism event, will  provide its visitors with an opportunity to meet with elite Russian travelers in the ambience of the   Pushkin Museum, Moscow. Russia is seeing more people play golf year on year, and Russian golfers are increasingly seeking high quality destinations the world […]

The Tablet 10: Best Escape Hotels

The Tablet 10: Best Escape Hotels

If you’re wanting to truly escape from it all, then this latest ‘Tablet 10’ from  Tablet Hotels  is just the ticket.  In summing up the 10 best hotels to escape, they select the following: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – La Jolla, CA, USA Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA La Banane – St Barthelemy, […]

Gourmet food… even at the airport

In a recent article for the Associated Press by Jacob Adelman, it’s been highlighted that, as airlines downsize their menus, luxury hotels are taking dining sky high. Many luxury US hotels are now offering their meals in takeout bags so that you can still enjoy them once outside the confines of the hotel. Here’s an […]

Four Seasons Damascus

Four Seasons Damascus

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is today inaugurating the new luxury Four Seasons Hotel in the capital Damascus. The hotel is majority owned by Saudi Prince al-Walid bin Talal and partners. Local media is reporting that the president’s participation at the opening is an indicator of Syria’s openness to Arab investors and a positive sign to […]

Sea views in Santorini

Sea views in Santorini

If a sea view is high on your ‘must haves’, then you’ll be hard-pressed to find something that betters Perivolas  on the Greek island of  Santorini. Open from May to October, doubles start from around €370, including breakfast. This boutique hotel is made up of 17 simple but elegant  villas, set in a natural amphitheatre […]

Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Denver

The 367-room Embassy Suites in downtown Denver is to become Denver’s first Ritz-Carlton hotel. It will be transformed into a 202-room hotel and 23 luxury condos and be known as the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Denver. Average room rates are likely to be upwards of $250 per night and the condos will probably be somewhere […]

The Tablet 10: Best of Oceania & Pacific Islands

The Tablet 10: Best of Oceania & Pacific Islands

G’day! Another top 10 from  Tablet Hotels  and this time I’m going Down Under… it appears that the Pacific Islands don’t really get a look in, though! Establishment Hotel – Sydney, Australia The Observatory Hotel – Sydney, Australia Hilton Auckland – Auckland, New Zealand The Hatton – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Park Hyatt Melbourne – Melbourne, […]

Grand Hotel Miramare – Portofino, Italy

The Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita Ligure has announced the opening of “e’SPAce”, a centre dedicated to physical and mental wellbeing through the senses. Several treatments  are on offer, including  hot stone massage, the multisensory room where sounds and smells accompany treatments, floatation treatment, the dry bath and the vitaminizing antioxidant bath.

The Hay-Adams cherry blossom package

The Hay-Adams cherry blossom package

Experience the beauty of Washington DC’s cherry blossom with a stay at  The Hay-Adams between 24th March and 9th April 2006 and you can take advantage of seasonal special rates. The cherry blossom package rates start from $309 per room per night (minimum 2 night stay)and include National Cherry Blossom Festival information, a special amenity, […]

Luxury Hotels Europe

Luxury Hotels Europe

This is the first volume of a series of four on hotels that offer the best in style, service and design – on the most luxurious hotels in the world. Whether traditional or modern, luxury need not be defined in terms of richly decorated formality. The European hotels featured in these pages, both the well-established […]

Luxury hotel at Stanford

Luxury hotel at Stanford

Surprising though it may sound, businessmen may soon be shelling out big money to spend a night on the Stanford campus. And that’s because a new luxury hotel is being built on  University-owned land. The hotel, which has yet to be formally named, is a joint  project between the Stanford University and Rosewood Hotels.

The Tablet 10: Best of Asia

The Tablet 10: Best of Asia

Are you seeking the best that Asia has to offer? Courtesy of another ‘Tablet 10’  from  Tablet Hotels, here’s the pick of the bunch: The Peninsula – Kowloon, Hong Kong The Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand Park Hyatt Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan The Peninsula Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand Claska – Tokyo, Japan The Sukhothai Bangkok – […]

Nota Bene travel guides

Nota Bene travel guides

The impartial Nota Bene travel guides are for discriminating travellers, reviewing some of the world’s most exciting cities and resorts. A 12-month subscription costs £275 ( £495 for 24 months) and subscribers have exclusive access to an online members’ club. Complete a form on their site and you can get a free sample copy of […]

Luxury.Ski.com

Luxury.Ski.com

The luxury travel sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years and an increasing number of companies are beginning to recognise this trend, as well as the needs of luxury travellers. As a consequence, Ski.com has launched a luxury travel section to its well-known site, Luxury.Ski.com. They offer a unique portfolio of carefully […]

Villa San Michele near Florence, Italy

Villa San Michele near Florence, Italy

The Villa San Michele is a 15th Century monastery near Florence in Italy  that has been transformed into a picturesque hotel. Surrounded by its own gardens and woodland on the Fiesole hills, it  is tailor-made for starry-eyed lovers and moonlit nights. This small, luxury, Orient-Express  hotel is of unsurpassed beauty in an oasis of peace.

Sony Ericsson M600

Sony Ericsson M600

The Sony Ericsson M600 represents Sony’s foothold against the N Series by Nokia. It’s a new smart messaging phone, complete with QWERTY keyboard,  with an amazing 80MB on-board memory, which can be enhanced by a 64MB memory stick if required. It comes in granite black or crystal white and will start shipping in the second […]